Frances & Wendy with Linda Tellington Jones, center.
- If you’re interested in deepening your connection with your animal companion, making changes in behavior, assisting a young friend adjust healthfully to our human world, or helping your companion age gracefully…you’re at the right place.
- If you want to help your dog to adjust happily to the human rules we all have to live by…you’re in the right place.
- If you have an dog, cat or other companion with issues that keep your lives from being as wonderful as they could be…you’re in the right place.
- If you want your dog to be treated with gentleness and respect, so understanding can occur without force…you’re in the right place.
We are dedicated to helping forge connections in this life—with people, with animals (dogs, cats, and all other nonhumans!), and with “all our relations”. Please feel free to browse our site, read some of our friends’ stories, and check our schedule!
But before you do, let's talk a little about what Tellington TTouch is all about. TTouch is a method of working with dogs, cats, and other pets to make improvements in their lives and in the lives of the people who live with them. As a way of strngthening the human/animal bond, it is superb. It's also been used to provide holistic training for dogs and other animal companions the world over, and people have come to TTouch practitioners for help with a variety of issues, including leash pulling, fear of thunder, fear of storms, fear of loud noises, separation anxiety, and aggression. Tellington TTouch uses positive training, providing direction, instead of corrections, to our animal friends.
The TTouch method has been compared to behavior modification because it helps to cause changes in the way animals deal with their worlds. It provides a new channel for communicating with our dogs and other animals through touch, and it has been likened to animal communication because it promotes understanding between our species.
Do we train cats? Cats would perhaps take exception to those words, but we work to help lives with cats be a more sharing experience for both people and the cats they serve.
Animal training can be a rewarding part of the TTouch work, but the focus, again, is more on allowing the relationship between species strengthen in a way that enhances the lives of both the human and the animal.
What animals do we work with? When we started this work, we thought it would be dogs and cats. In actual fact, we work with any animal that has become a companion to a human, and that has included rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, snakes, mice, rats, monkeys, and birds of all sorts.